Indeed, Barry's unprecedented attack on SCOTUS, to their faces at his first SOTU this year, may turn out to be, by far, his dumbest.
O'Connor said the controversy will fade over Obama's criticism of the court's recent campaign finance decision during his annual address to Congress. His remarks prompted Justice Samuel Alito to shake his head and mouth the words "not true."
But she said she wouldn't be surprised if fewer justices attend in the future. Justices John Paul Stevens and Antonin Scalia haven't gone for years and Justice Clarence Thomas rarely goes.
"You might see a diminution in numbers. It's always been uncomfortable. There were always people who thought, `God, do we have to go? Let's don't.' So it's been kind of a struggle to get them there anyway," O'Connor said.